Android have come a long way, in the 13 years of development, Google provided many high-quality wallpapers for their operating system. Here are the almost all Android wallpapers
Android started in 2003, as a project to develop an operating system for digital cameras. After a year, in 2004 project changed to develop an operating system for smartphones. Then in 2005 Google bought the Android Inc. and Android OS became the most popular operating system globally with 130 million+ users worldwide.
T-Mobile G1 with Android 1.0
T-Mobile G1 is the very first android phone, it was released in September 22, 2008. It came with mostly landscape wallpapers.
Nexus One with Android 2.1 Eclair
Nexus One launched couple of years after than T-Mobile G1. It launched in 2010 and it came with Android 2.1 Eclair out of the box. Stock wallpapers still are mostly landscape and nature themed.
Nexus S with Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Nexus S is a smartphone co-developed by Google and Samsung for release in 2010. It was the first phone to come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Its wallpapers were for the most part abstract patterns and nature themes.
Android 3.0 Honeycomb
On February 22, 2011, the first tablet-only update released. The first device that ran this version was the Motorola Xoom tablet. This Android update included a new “holographic” user interface and new multitasking features.
Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
With its gorgeous Super AMOLED screen, Galaxy Nexus was the first phone to come out with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Its wallpapers carried the same themes in earlier Nexus devices.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Google announced Android 4.1 at the Google I/O conference on June 27, 2012. Jelly Bean’s primary aim was to increase performance and functionality of the user interface.
Android 4.4 KitKat
Android 4.4 KitKat launched alongside with Google Nexus 5 in 2013.
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Codename Android L was released on June 25, 2014. It had a redesigned user interface built around a responsive design language referred by google as “Material Design“. Nexus 6 was the first phone to launch with Android Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released for Nexus 5 and 6 in Google I/O on May 28, 2015.
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android N was first released as a developer preview on March 9, 2016. It allowed Over-The-Air upgrade for supported devices. Developer preview came with the famous Pink Sky wallpaper that can be found on GSI and Engineering ROMs. Google’s own Pixel and LG’s V20, were the first phones to be launched with Android N preinstalled.
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android Oreo was first released as a developer preview, codenamed Android O, on March 21, 2017. Android Oreo first come preinstalled on Google’s Pixel 2 series.
Android 9.0 Pie
Android Pie is the ninth major version of the Android operating system. It was first announced by Google on March 7, 2018. It introduced a new user interface for the quick settings menu and more interface changes accros the whole operating system. Like the older versions it was released firstly for Google’s Pixel phones.
With Android 10, Google dropped the dessert themed naming of their operating system. The stable version of Android 10 was released on September 3, 2019. It came with completly revamped full-screen gesture navigation with new app open/close animations. Pixel 4 launched with Android 10 out of the box.
Android 11 internal codenamed Red Velvet Cake was announced by Google on February 19, 2020. It came with small improvements on Android 10.
Announced by Google on February 18, 2021 alongside the Pixel 6 series. It can be considered as a major upgrade from older Android versions as a result of the complete overhaul of the user interface. The New UI called by the name of “Material You”. With this upgrade, Google replaced the now famous Pink Sky wallpaper.
Link to the complete collection of the wallpapers can be found here.